Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last updated on February 23, 2019 by Liza Hawkins

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are one of my absolute favorite cookies on the planet. I use my go-to recipe about once a month (sometimes more often) and it always produces a classic, soft and chewy winner.

Today on this rainy, dreary Saturday afternoon, I decided to make another batch. Except that – GASP! – I did two things differently.

The first thing was to add oatmeal to the cookie dough. I like a warm oatmeal raisin cookie now and again, but not enough that I make them a lot at home. Oatmeal and chocolate chips, however? Mind blowing. I used quick cook oats because that’s what I happened to have in the pantry, but if you have traditional oats, that would work fine. Just don’t use instant oatmeal.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

The second thing I did differently was that I used a 50/50 flour blend (50% whole wheat; 50% all-purpose) instead of just all-purpose. The blend happened to be what I had in the pantry, and I was out of the white stuff.

Know what? The addition of whole wheat worked great, and I liked the added “tooth” it gave the cookies without being too rubbery. I think the extra level of flavor from the whole wheat went nicely with the oats too. If you don’t have whole wheat flour, using only all-purpose would totally be fine.

Mmmm…. Time to grab a glass of cold milk and a couple cookies!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 stick salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-1/8 cups whole wheat/all-purpose flour blend
  • 1/2 cup quick cook oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6-ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Using a mixer, cream the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together in a large bowl until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, and continue mixing until they're combined.
  • In a separate bowl combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt together. Add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture about 1/4 cup at a time (just eyeball it), making sure to incorporate fully before adding more. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon the cookie dough in teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets, leaving about 1-1/2" between cookies. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the edges are golden and tops are no longer shiny.
  • Remove the baking sheets from the oven and let the cookies cool for 1 minute before transferring them to racks to cool completely. Makes 24-36 cookies depending on how big your teasponfuls are.
  • Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

    5 Comments on “Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    1. I am excited to try your recipe. Chocolate chip cookies are the best… but I never make them anymore because of how unhealthy they can be. Your recipe is like a “healthy” cowboy cookie! very interesting

      1. HHMOMMA – You could try them with all whole wheat flour and dark chocolate chips to make them even healthier, and I bet they’d still taste good!

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